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Old 03-15-2020, 04:28 PM
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Default Looking For DAR in Northern CA Livermore, LVK

Finishing up on an RV-14A and getting all my admin/forms squared away. Next step is the DAR Inspection. Can anyone recommend a good DAR inspector in the SF Bay area. My hanger is in Livermore LVK. Any thoughts on going with the FAA?
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Old 03-15-2020, 04:43 PM
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:37 AM
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Richard Ortenheim is in Tracy at Skyview Aviation. Good guy and easy to work with. I’ve known him many years and recommend him. You won’t be able to get Oakland FSDO to do an inspection. The one guy that oversees experimental aviation at the FSDO, Justin Louw, is normally swamped, but a nice guy and I have found he’s relatively easy to communicate with as well. Justin will do your Repairman Certificate interview after you get your AWC done, just have all of your paperwork in order and it's an easy visit.
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Old 03-16-2020, 02:40 PM
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I was speaking to an airworthiness inspector from Oakland FSDO at our chapter meeting last week. He said that although they don't have much capacity, if you giver them at least 3 months notice of the approximate date it will get scheduled in and you have a reasonable chance of a FSDO inspector doing it.

However, I've used Danny McGehee a couple of times, once for an import and once for a new build. He's also inspected a new Lancair of one of my neighbours.
His price is reasonable and he's easy to work with. No complaints.
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Old 03-16-2020, 02:55 PM
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:59 PM
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Ditto for Dilly. Actually enjoyed the inspection.
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Old 03-16-2020, 09:18 PM
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Richard Ortenheim is in Tracy at Skyview Aviation. Good guy and easy to work with.
+1 for Richard. Great guy, easy to work with. I sent him all if my paperwork ahead of time to make sure all the iís were dotted and tís were crossed. He had everything read thru and checked out, with a set of Ops limits and an agreement for Phase 1 test area. I asked for a 50nm radius on on VOR, and he said it was fine, and suggested I should have asked for something as large as the Central Valley in its entirety. Finished out my Phase 1 out of LVK with no issues.
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Old 03-16-2020, 09:38 PM
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Justin is a good guy, and free. Doesnít hurt to ask if heís available.
He gave me a phase 1 area with a corridor north of 580 east to the central valley, then north to the delta, south to Los Banos.
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